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More and more travelers are looking for ways to see new places while still respecting the land and traditions of places they travel. We've made it easier for you by compiling this directory of places to stay, eat and have fun while still helping us preserve the best of Tennessee.

The businesses, events and attractions listed here all are working to take better care of the natural resources, the history, and the culture that make Tennessee such a great place to live or to visit.

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Houston Museum of Decorative Arts
This museum showcases Anna Safley Houston's remarkable collection of 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century decorative art objects. "Antique Annie" was a colorful, enigmatic character, a red-haired country girl who amassed one of the world's finest collections of antique glass, as well as a "collection" of at least nine husbands. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Chattanooga, TN
Phone:  423-267-7176

History & Heritage Vendor

Humboldt Strawberry Festival/Historical Museum
Museum is housed in a restored 1912 building. Museum contains memorabilia with original jail and police exhibit. ...more

Region:  Northwest
City:  Humboldt, TN
Phone:  731-784-7770

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Hundred Oaks Castle
1800s historic structure. Former home of Governor Albert Marks. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Winchester, TN
Phone:  931-967-8583

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Hwy 70 the Broadway of America
Opened in 1785, the Broadway of America was used by Native Americans and early settlers that came over the east branch of the Chickamauga Path by Sand Springs which is now Hwy 70 and the old Broadway of America. During the 1800's Tennessee Presidents traveled along this mud road when it was just a stagecoach route. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Sparta, TN
Phone:  (931) 836-3552

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Ijams Nature Center
The nature center includes woodlands, hiking and biking trails, a boardwalk on the Tennessee River, and the Meads Quarry and Ross Marble Quarry sites. Ijams offers free admission to its visitors. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-577-4717

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International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame & Museum
The International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame offers a wide variety of attractions, including a unique collection of historical videos (such as a Johnny Cash PSA dedicated to war veterans), 14 life-size oil portraits of your favorite Rock-a-Billy superstars, and the Rock-a-Billy Rockers Dance Team (whom you can take line dance lessons with every Monday night!). There is even a 28'x70' mural that visually depicts the beginning and expansion of Rock-a-Billy music around the world. ...more

Region:  Southwest
City:  Jackson, TN
Phone:  731-427-6262

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International Storytelling Center
The International Storytelling Center is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art of storytelling. It is ISC’s goal to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. ...more

Region:  Northeast
City:  Jonesborough, TN
Phone:  423-913-1276

History & Heritage Vendor

Jackson County Museum
The museum contains much historical information, along with artifacts. ...more

Region:  Upper Cumberland
City:  Gainesboro, TN
Phone:  931-268-4863

Green Travel Vendor

James White Fort
James White, The Founder of Knoxville, came here in the early 1780's from North Carolina. He had fought in the Revolutionary War and was given a land grant of 1,000 acres for his service. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 525-6514

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Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art presents and interprets outstanding works by artists of regional, national, and international significance; provides diverse audiences with opportunities for learning and personal growth; and serves as a community gathering and celebration place. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  865-525-6101

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L & N Depot & Railroad Museum
Step back in time when you visit this restored, 18-room Victorian railroad station museum and active rail yard. Hiwassee River Rail Adventure train excursion tickets can be purchased here. ...more

Region:  Chattanooga & Southeast
City:  Etowah, TN
Phone:  423-263-7840

History & Heritage Vendor

Lawrenceburg Old Jail Museum
Jail was built in 1893 and used as jail until 1973. Now, it serves as the museum for the Historical Society. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lawrenceburg, TN
Phone:  931-762-6282

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Lynnville Historic Downtown
A quaint village with 59 homes and businesses on the National Historic Register. It has shopping, restaurants and a theatre. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Lynnville, TN
Phone:  931-527-3158

History & Heritage Vendor

Manchester Arts Center
Presents shows Aug. , Oct. ...more

Region:  Nashville & Surrounding Areas
City:  Manchester, TN
Phone:  931-728-3434

Green Travel Vendor

Market Square
Knoxville’s Market Square is host to an eclectic blend of culinary delights, has a variety of stores to suit your shopping needs with friendly merchants ready to assist you and features two water play fountains for the kids. Market Square is adjacent to the scenic Krutch Park. ...more

Region:  Knoxville & Middle East
City:  Knoxville, TN
Phone:  (865) 215-4248

Upcoming events

Date: Sep 14, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014
Sharon Corn and Music Festival
Location: Sharon, TN

Date: Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Daniel Smith Colonial Days
Location: Hendersonville, TN

Date: Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Location: Bristol, TN

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